Ancient Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy

Book - 2006
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Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership,but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2006.
Edition: Paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780198752721
Branch Call Number: 180 KEN
Characteristics: xxi, 341 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.


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Feb 16, 2016

An accessible introductory history of Greek and Hellenistic philosophy, with some use of Roman expositors of those philosophies (mainly just Epicurianism and Stoicism).
Its main strength and distinguishing feature is its structure, which doesn't use the name of the thinker and explicate his thought, rather, its (mostly) structured according to topic (knowledge, metaphysics, ethics, etc.), so the reader can get a better sense of the developments within a topic over time.

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